The Struggle is Real: Dealing With Tight Wrists
We all know the feeling - waking up in the morning with stiff, tight wrists that just don't want to move. As I rubbed my achy wrists this morning, I realized this is a common problem many people face. Our modern lifestyles have led to weaker wrists and poor flexibility. But thankfully, there are some simple stretches you can do at home to loosen tight wrists quickly.
I sat down and watched a great tutorial by Tyler from WeShape that demonstrates how to stretch and strengthen the wrists in just two minutes a day. As Tyler says, "so many people in our world today have tight wrists. We simply don't do the labor work that we used to do, which means our wrists become weaker." I realized this perfectly described my situation!
The key is stretching both the wrist flexors and extensors. As Tyler explained, "There's two different directions we need to stretch your wrists. First is we need to stretch the flexors which flex your wrist like this. Next, we need to stretch the extensors that extend your wrist like this." Targeting both areas is crucial.
The stretches are simple but effective. For the flexors, you extend your arm with palm up, use the other hand to grab the fingers and pull back. Hold for 30 seconds, focusing on relaxing the muscles. Tyler said to "try to pull those fingers back to your wrist a little bit more" on each exhale. For extensors, palm faces down, grab the fingers and pull forward to feel the stretch on top of the forearm.
After just two minutes following Tyler's routine, I was shocked at how much better my wrists felt. The key as Tyler said is consistency: "Make sure you do the stretch every day at least once a day for at least a few weeks." I'm committing to this easy 2 minute routine each morning.
If you suffer from chronically tight wrists like me, I highly recommend checking out Tyler's full video. Just doing these simple stretches for a few weeks can "create a serious amount of flexibility in a very short period of time," helping your wrists feel relief. No need to live with tight, achy wrists - these quick stretches can help improve flexibility and mobility.
As Tyler rightly said, "Your wrists and hands should feel so much better." I'm a total believer after seeing the results myself. No longer will I dread trying to bend my creaky wrists in the morning. This simple routine is life changing for improving wrist comfort and function. Give it a try - your wrists will thank you!